Oppo has announced a new mid-range Android smartphone in its home market of China, the A59.
The smartphone features a 5.5” 720 x 1280 HD resolution IPS display with a pixel density of 267 pixels per inch. Powering the smartphone is MediaTek’s MT6570 octa-core chipset, clocked at 1.5GHz. Moving on to memory, the A59 includes 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage. For the shutterbugs out there, the Oppo A59 offers a 13MP primary camera at the back with 1080p video recording and a 5MP camera on the front for taking selfies. At the front, the smartphone also includes a physical home button that also includes a fingerprint sensor.
Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and microUSB with OTG support. The battery inside is a 3075mAh unit, which is fairly decent for a mid-range device. It is of course non-removable as the A59 features a metal unibody build.
The one major disappointment though is that the smartphone runs on the now outdated Android 5.1 Lollipop with the ColorOS 3.0 UI layer on top. Oppo has priced the A59 at 1799 Yuan in China ($274), with sales set to kick off on June 18th. Color options include Gold and Rose Gold.